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Desires Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Desires

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I pray that my greatest desires will always be for
exactly what Spirit is offering me at that very moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Spiritual

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

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Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.
Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- Frank Herbert

One that desires to excel
should endeavor in those things
that are in themselves most excellent.
- Epictetus


 

Every one desires to live long,
but no one would be old.
- Abraham Lincoln

Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
- Socrates

As a result of that, America desires a moderate Islam;
an Islam that America can control; an Islam that America
can give direction to and give orders to its leaders.
- Louis Farrakhan

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires
but according to our powers.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

God grant you all your desires and accept my own hearty
thanks for all your attention to me.
Although indeed, those attentions have tried me more
than death can now terrify me.
- Jane Grey

The moguls are driven by their respective desires for profit -
period.
- Todd Gitlin

Whatever my individual desires were to be free,
I was not alone.
There were many others who felt the same way.
- Rosa Parks

There are people who possess not so much genius as
a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century,
or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

No man is poor who does not think himself so.
But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more,
he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition.
- Jeremy Taylor

The inner thought coming from the heart represents
the real motives and desires.
These are the cause of action.
- Raymond Holliwell

If what the heart approves conforms to proper patterns,
then even if one's desires are many,
what harm would they be to good order?
- Xun Zi

A man desires praise that he may be reassured,
that he may be quit of his doubting of himself;
he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
- Alec Waugh

Unfortunately, however, I have too many desires to make a good Buddhist.
- Jim Coleman

I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire,
and that's to get rid of all my other desires.
- John Cleese

Our visions begin with our desires.
- Audre Lorde

I am your fairy tale.
Your dream.
Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your
hunger and your food and your drink.
- Klaus Kinski

Almost all our desires, when examined,
contain something too shameful to reveal.
- Victor Hugo

When your desires are strong enough you will appear
to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

No nation now sets forth to despoil another upon the
avowed ground that it desires the spoils.
- Elihu Root

Literature for me isn't a workaday job,
but something which involves desires,
dreams and fantasy.
- Antonio Tabucchi

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality;
our desires being often but precursors of the things
which we are capable of performing.
- Samuel Smiles

Death is a release from the impressions of the senses,
and from desires that make us their puppets,
and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
- Marcus Aurelius

You know that we have a great variety of ways to gratify our own desires.
- Elias Hicks

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires,
since nature hath set none.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

To me, Shakespeare uses the supernatural elements to
reveal his character's inner desires and fears.
- John Foster

Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts,
the more needs and desires it finds.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

The diligent scholar is he that loves himself,
and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself.
- William Godwin

To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon
of its wants and desires.
- James Russell Lowell

Boredom: the desire for desires.
- Leo Tolstoy

To manifest your hearts desires you must BE what your heart desires.
- Joy Page

Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and
takes away his desires along with desire's rewards.
- Giacomo Leopardi

Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.
- Swami Sivananda

My own will and desires were now very much broken,
and my heart was with much earnestness turned to the Lord,
to whom alone I looked for help in the dangers before me.
- John Woolman

When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength
of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires
of those who dwell there.
- Everett Dirksen

Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person's feelings,
his viewpoints, his desires and needs.
Think more of what the other fellow wants,
and how he must feel.
- Maxwell Maltz

Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently
no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in
terms of work or of enjoyment.
- Irving Babbitt

My films are the expression of momentary desires.
I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.
- Roman Polanski

Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

Every nation sincerely desires peace;
and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in,
must make peace impossible.
- Norman Angell

However it is debased or misinterpreted,
love is a redemptive feature.
To focus on one individual so that their desires become
superior to yours is a very cleansing experience.
- Jeanette Winterson

Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses,
can persist even after sexual desires have weakened,
withered, and disappeared.
- Mortimer Adler

We're way too much the same person, Larry.
I mean, you know, way too much the same person.
We have basically the same attitudes,
desires, drives.
And we see ourselves the same way.
- Jim Lampley

Faith is an invisible and invincible magnet,
and attracts to itself whatever it fervently desires
and calmly and persistently expects.
- Ralph W. Trine

A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their
preexisting and not so noble needs and desires:
They just go to action pictures,
and things like that.
- Roger Ebert

Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff.
You must corner the inner facts.
- David Seabury

Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires,
but acts not, breeds pestilence.
- William Blake

Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it,
it's yours to have.
- Gloria Estefan

I am no longer sure of anything.
If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them;
if I refuse to satisfy them,
they infect the whole soul.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her,
alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.
- Wallace Stevens

He had not yet learned that the only safe male rebuke
to a scornful female is to stay away from her -
especially if that is what she desires.
- Booth Tarkington

Bring your desires down to your present means.
Increase them only when your increased means permit.
- Aristotle

Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed;
the only animal that is never satisfied.
- Henry George

Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
- Robert South

Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Listen to the desires of your children.
Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
- Denis Waitley

That is the best government which desires to make the people happy,
and knows how to make them happy.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him
who conquers his enemies;
for the hardest victory is over self.
- Aristotle

One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions,
as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or
contradictory sets of desires.
- Robert Collier

By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind.
Every man without passions has within him no principle of action,
nor motive to act.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius

We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which
does not recognize anything as for certain and which
has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires.
- Joseph Ratzinger

The bad man desires arbitrary power.
What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.
- John Rawls


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